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Wal-Mart purse-snatching suspect due in court

Posted September 10, 2012 6:36 a.m. EDT
Updated September 10, 2012 6:50 a.m. EDT

— A man accused of snatching the purse of a sleeping elderly woman in the Roxboro Wal-Mart last month is due in court Monday morning.

Roxboro police arrested Kenneth Lamont Vaughan, 42, of 1913 Morehead Ave. in Durham, after he was identified from security video from the store. In the video, a man is seen leaning over a sleeping Queen Walters, 76, looking around and then taking her purse.

Walters had been using a scooter to shop at the store, at 1049 Durham Road, when she became groggy from medication she was taking.

The thief made off with her keys, credit card, license, a significant amount of cash and medication.

Vaughan is charged with felony larceny from a person and was being held in the Person County jail on $1 million secured bond.

He is scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. in District Court in Wake County.